For the first time this season, Kansas reached the top 10 in the major polls.
The Jayhawks, 24-5, are ranked ninth by the Associated Press and USA Today poll of coaches and a week in which they defeated third-ranked Oklahoma and Missouri, which was ranked 11th by AP and eighth by the coaches.
This week, Mizzou, 24-5, is 15th in the AP poll and 12th in USA Today.
There’s a scramble in the top five. Connecticut and North Carolina are 1-2 in both polls. Pittsburgh, Oklahoma and Memphis follow in the AP poll. Among the coaches, it went Memphis, Pittsburgh, Oklahoma.
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Missouri plays host to the Sooners on Wednesday.
Kansas can clinch its fifth straight Big 12 championship with a victory at Texas Tech on Wednesday.